Conference and Awards 2018

26 and 27 February 2018
QEII Centre, London

Join us at the biggest international development event in Europe, attracting over a thousand diverse professionals from across the international development and humanitarian sectors.

As the political and funding landscape continues to increase pressure on civil society, our two-day conference will challenge your thinking and stimulate debate around crucial current issues. You’ll get fresh insight from experts, exchange views with peers, and network with old and new people. 

Our first confirmed keynote speaker is Memory Banda, a girls' rights advocate who was instrumental in the amendment of the constitution and the change of legal marriage age from 15 to 18 years in Malawi. 

The first day will include the Bond International Development Awards, which celebrate the sector’s inspiring people and achievements.

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Sessions divided into six strands

Connect: strategic partnerships across different sectors to achieve your mission

Fund: funding, alternative financing and diversifying income from donors and government

Impact: adapting to political, environmental and demographic changes

Influence: the latest issues affecting policy, advocacy and campaigning  

Lead: effective leadership and strategy to drive your organisation forward

Operate: optimise processes and operations to make your organisation more effective 

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Sessions

This session brings together different government departments spending ODA and the organisations accessing their funding.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

Explore the UK's global role in achieving its international development mission from a government and civil society perspective.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Find out how organisations are reshaping how development is done and why you should take them seriously.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Find out about the global implications of the USA's withdrawal from the Paris agreement and how civil society can drive the climate agenda forward in these challenging times. 

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
15:15 to 16:15

Which digital developments are being utilised in humanitarianism, such as big data, machine learning, drones and satellite imagery processing, crowd-computing, blockchain and identification tools.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
13:45 to 14:45

This session looks at how we as a sector can work with southern partners to help them better lead their own development.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

This session looks at how we as a sector can work with southern partners to help them better lead their own development.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

Learn how this revolutionary technology works and what types of development projects it will add real value to.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
15:15 to 16:15

Learn about businesses' key drivers for engaging with CSOs and how to translate these into achieving your mission.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
14:15 to 15:15

Learn how to build partnerships that help you deliver more innovatively, efficiently and sustainably.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Explore areas of common concern and build relationships with potential new partners at this "open space" session.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
13:45 to 14:45

This session brings together different government departments spending ODA and the organisations accessing their funding.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

Interpret funding trends and generate ideas for investing in new income areas.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
15:15 to 16:15

DFID’s Inclusive Societies Department provides updates on their funds, including Aid Connect, as well as their relationship with civil society.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
13:45 to 14:45

Hear from organisations who are using impact investment to grow their organisation and boost their impact.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
14:15 to 15:15

Find out what organisations have been doing to increase their public fundraising at this panel session.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Find out about the global implications of the USA's withdrawal from the Paris agreement and how civil society can drive the climate agenda forward in these challenging times. 

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
15:15 to 16:15

Join experts to create a list of critical interventions to ensure Brexit brings about the best outcomes for development.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

Get practical strategies, tips and resources for improving how you handle the data of people involved in your MERL and wider programming.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
13:45 to 14:45

Explore ideas for positive livelihoods and jobs by considering trends such as automation, the rise of artificial intelligence, and resource scarcity.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
14:15 to 15:15

This session delves into organisations’ different approaches to ensure the most marginalised are reached by development progress.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Explore the UK's global role in achieving its international development mission from a government and civil society perspective.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Senior NGO leaders share their experiences of managing their organisational responses to disasters, conflicts and security threats.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
13:45 to 14:45

Learn different tactics and approaches to reboot your campaigns and engage new audiences.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
14:15 to 15:15

Hear the media talk about their views on humanitarian hot topics and development debates.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
15:15 to 16:15

A panel of experts discuss how we can improve civil society space in the UK, and set a positive example for other countries.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

Find out how organisations are reshaping how development is done and why you should take them seriously.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Find out what skills your NGO needs to stay motivated and effective to deliver your mission in challenging times.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

Experience the development organisation of the future in this interactive session.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
15:15 to 16:15

Find out what the new Code of Conduct means for how governance needs to change and get a better understanding of how to ensure your governance is fit for purpose.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
13:45 to 14:45

This interactive workshop will challenge you to think about your own leadership journey and how you need to change to meet the demands placed on today’s leader.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
14:15 to 15:15

Which digital developments are being utilised in humanitarianism, such as big data, machine learning, drones and satellite imagery processing, crowd-computing, blockchain and identification tools.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
13:45 to 14:45

An overview of the recent changes to donor contracts and grants to make the most of these income streams.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
15:15 to 16:15

Five areas of an organisation that are crucial for embedding adaptive processes, namely HR, finance, project management, governance and digital infrastructure.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
14:15 to 15:15

Find out how agile approaches will help you bring about more flexible operations that respond to changes in the sector.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

This practical session uses case studies to help you build a resilient organisation that can handle trust breaches.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

Explore the UK's global role in achieving its international development mission from a government and civil society perspective.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Find out how organisations are reshaping how development is done and why you should take them seriously.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Learn about businesses' key drivers for engaging with CSOs and how to translate these into achieving your mission.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
14:15 to 15:15

Learn how to build partnerships that help you deliver more innovatively, efficiently and sustainably.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Learn different tactics and approaches to reboot your campaigns and engage new audiences.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
14:15 to 15:15

This interactive workshop will challenge you to think about your own leadership journey and how you need to change to meet the demands placed on today’s leader.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
14:15 to 15:15

This session brings together different government departments spending ODA and the organisations accessing their funding.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

Find out about the global implications of the USA's withdrawal from the Paris agreement and how civil society can drive the climate agenda forward in these challenging times. 

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
15:15 to 16:15

Which digital developments are being utilised in humanitarianism, such as big data, machine learning, drones and satellite imagery processing, crowd-computing, blockchain and identification tools.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
13:45 to 14:45

This session looks at how we as a sector can work with southern partners to help them better lead their own development.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

Learn how this revolutionary technology works and what types of development projects it will add real value to.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
15:15 to 16:15

Find out what skills your NGO needs to stay motivated and effective to deliver your mission in challenging times.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

Pricing

Flat fee for small members
Small member (< £2m annual expenditure): £195 (one day) / £295 (both days)

Earlybird prices (24 Oct - 15 Dec)
Large member (> £2m annual expenditure): £245 (one day) / £345 (both days)
Non-member (not-for-profit): £375 (one day) / £475 (both days)
Corporate supporter: £375 (one day) / £475 (both days)

Standard prices (16 Dec - Feb)
Large member (> £2m annual expenditure): £315 (one day) / £415 (both days)
Non-member (not-for-profit): £415 (one day) / £515 (both days)
Corporate supporter: £415 (one day) / £515 (both days)

Flat fee throughout
Small member (< £2m annual expenditure): £195 (one day) / £295 (both days)
Individual consultants/freelancers: £245 (one day) / £345 (both days)
Non-member (corporate/for-profit): £515 (one day) / £615 (both days)

Group bookings (3+ people) are now open. If you have any questions please check the FAQs [PDF], email bookings@bondconf.org.uk or call 03456 522400.

We’ve partnered with Islamic Relief UK to offer 35 small (annual spend under £500k) Bond members a 50% discount off a two-day ticket. The offer is on a first come, first served basis, and limited to one person per organisation. Call or email quoting "Islamic Relief offer".


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Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

As Europe’s leading event for the international development sector, the Bond Conference is an unrivalled sponsorship and exhibition opportunity. Click here for further information on being involved.

Main sponsors

INTL FCStone

INTL FCStone Ltd (IFL) specialises in transferring funds to the emerging markets and complex countries.

Main sponsor

Key Travel is an award-winning international travel management company, specialising in the humanitarian, faith and education sectors since 1980.

Main sponsor
Penny Appeal logo

Established in 2009, Penny Appeal is a humanitarian charity, working in over 30 countries worldwide. The charity provides aid to support nations crippled by on-going crises.

Main sponsor and bag sponsor

Other sponsors and partners

Birches Group is a specialised consultancy whose core business is labour market surveys in developing countries.

Drinks reception sponsor

DAI is a global development company working on the frontlines of international development consulting.

Notepads and pens sponsor

Diversity Travel is a travel management company that provides unparalleled service, unique technology and specialist fares to the charity and not-for-profit communities. 

Keynote, Connect strand, t-shirt, badges and lanyard sponsor and travel partner

Islamic Relief is an independent NGO that responds to disasters and emergencies, promoting sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities.

Small member sponsor

Perrett Laver is a global executive search firm finding exceptional leaders within non-profits, civil society, education, research and healthcare institutions.

Lead strand sponsor
The Donkey Sanctuary logo

The Donkey Sanctuary works to transform the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support.

Influence strand sponsor
Western Union Business Solutions

Western Union Business Solutions partners with customers to offer solutions that help organisations improve cross-border cash flow and international growth.

Operate strand sponsor

Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering in over 90 countries, focusing on the right to a better life, gender justice, saving lives, food security, natural resource allocation and access to essential services.

Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering in over 90 countries, focusing on the right to a better life, gender justice, saving lives, food security, natural resource allocation and access to essential services.

Location

Queen Elizabeth II Centre
Broad Sanctuary
Westminster, London
SW1P 3EE